Music Tower Blocks (EmoMTB) at Ars Electronica 2021
A city of music just the way you like it
Project Manager: Markus Schedl
Institute of Computational Perception / LIT AI Lab
This audiovisual installation gives you an opportunity to explore large collections of music. The system works by creating a metaphoric city where similar songs are grouped into buildings; neighboring buildings then form districts of similar music styles. You can move around the city to explore different styles of music - and not just what you like to hear, but other styles of music you don't normally listen to. Meanwhile, underlying artificial intelligence (AI) is used to study your behavior and predict emotions. As a result, the houses in the city change and you get music recommendations more in tune to your current mood and emotional state. This installation not only opens up truly new and revolutionary ways to discover music, it has also been created to spark dialogue about just what AI is capable of, such as predicting personal information - such as emotional states and personality traits - based on a person's digital footprint.
Click here to learn more about the project and watch a teaser video.